Tobacco Use / Prevention and Cessation Program
The Kent County Health Department Tobacco Prevention Program offers several free services to help you to quit using tobacco and lead a tobacco free life.
Smoking Cessation Classes
Free Stop Smoking Classes are offered at the Kent County Health Department every 5 weeks on Thursdays at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Classes are taught by trained Quit Coach, Mary Jo Carpenter. Class topics include the stages of quitting, triggers and understanding addiction, methods to quit, nutrition, and stress. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy with patches, lozenges, gum, or Chantix is included in the class. For more information, contact Mary Jo Carpenter at 410-778-7028 or come in to the Health Department to speak with her. She is available W-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Talk to a professional tobacco counselor who specializes in tobacco dependence. Consultations are available by appointment only. Contact Mary Jo Carpenter at 410-778-7028 to schedule an appointment.
Teen Tobacco Awareness Program
This is a one-session program aimed at educating youth under the age of eighteen about the dangers of tobacco use. Contact Mary Jo Carpenter at 410-778-7028 to schedule a class or to refer a teen in need.
Resources and Speakers
Need information about quitting smoking, secondhand smoke or smokeless tobacco? We have free literature and resource information available. If you are looking for a guest speaker for an activity you are planning, we have a speaker registry. For more information, please contact Mary Jo Carpenter at 410-778-7028.
The Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout is observed annually on the 3rd Thursday in November. To receive FREE literature, quit kits, and/or promotional items for your business, church, or community organization to participate in the Great American Smokeout, contact Mary Jo Carpenter at 410-778-7028 .